New MP is class act with pupils

Amy Callaghan, centre , with East Dunbartonshire pupils who she showed around during first day at Westminster
Amy Callaghan, centre , with East Dunbartonshire pupils who she showed around during first day at Westminster

East Dunbartonshire’s new MP proved a class act 
during her first day of 
work last week.

St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch were given 
the all access pass to 
Westminster from Amy Callaghan MP on her first day as the elected Member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire.

Ms Callaghan, who stunningly defeated former Lib-Dem leader Jo Swinson in the general election, arrived at Westminster for the first time just hours before meeting the pupils.

Students from the local secondary school were given a tour of the House of Commons before meeting with their newly elected MP.

Ms Callaghan said: “When I promised during my election to be local, representative and accountable, I meant it.

“What better way to start the privilege of being East Dunbartonshire’s MP than showing the pupils of St 
Ninian’s around at Westminster?

“This wasn’t just a campaign slogan, it was a commitment. A commitment to each person throughout East Dunbartonshire that I’m on hand to help in any way I can.

“St Ninian’s is an absolute shining light of our community and that is reflected in the staff and students of the school.

“It was a pleasure meeting them and I can’t wait to work with them more over my time as their MP.”

One of the pupils tweeted to her new MP: “Was so nice meeting you the other day at Westminister, good luck on everything, from Chloe-alisha.”